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HaPpY bIrThDaY - YAY - Have a nice feast, meet beloved folks, stay blessed!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY DEAR SISTER!!!! <3 :D
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Sistah Mandi! Long time, no speaky Hope you're not mad at me. :( I have new postesses.
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Bella has sent Mandi messages to her celluar device ;)
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i sent you a text Bear!
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Hey Sis...I have Finally Got My deviantart up and, Running. I'm posting Sum New Stuff :)
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HI MANDI Just want to let you know that YOU ROCK! Keep on keeping on Yo*
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The Triumphant Return of Pope Mandi

Journal Entry: Mon Feb 19, 2018, 7:35 AM
Pope Mandi the Kick Rump returns...  spent the weekend in Galena, Illinois, with my honey, Puppetcancer, and I was with him no more than twenty-four hours ago, and I already miss the snot outta him.  It'd be hard enough to miss him as just my boyfriend, but he's also one of my best friends; that makes things doubly difficult.  However, I can't complain, since I got a great weekend with him that revived/refreshed me for the times ahead that'll no doubt prove trying from time to time to time.  I needed that time with him this past weekend to recharge my proverbial batteries; my beloved JHB, my charging dock.  :D

We did try to go see Black Panther on Saturday, and you can imagine my shock, bordering on dismayed horror, that Mindframe Theater in Dubuque, Iowa, near the J.F. Kennedy Mall, was gutted, ripped up, sign removed and just... gone.  Our first movie date happened there!  (We saw The Lego Movie there in 2014 on the first of March, if I'm not mistaken.  I watched the movie, I think, but was more interested in getting to sit and hold hands in a dark theater with John for about two hours.  .... whut?)  That was a sad moment to see Mindframe wiped out of existence.  I wasn't super emotionally bonded to it, I'd only gone there with JHB twice, once to see The Lego Movie and another to see Deadpool, but...  dang, my first movie date with the man I'll one day marry happened at that now departed flick joint.  It was arresting more than anything, like a scratching record skip when I saw Mindframe Theater's building, drove up to it to find a parking space, only to find the theater "not there."  It wasn't emotionally jarring, but there was a kind of bittersweet, and more bitter than sweet, moment where my brain comprehended the movie theater's very distinct absence.  I dunno, empty and vacant buildings depress me; it's like a fashion of death.  Maybe an economic death, a very poignant scene that forces me to have to reconcile into my reality that sometimes shuns such depressing facts that the economy isn't doing as hot as I want to pretend it is.  I hate seeing small businesses go under, including this little mostly indie film theater that showed movies that didn't otherwise get equal attention.  It's a sometimes devastating loss for Team Underdog.  Plus, I have memories there, and seeing Mindframe missing is almost akin to forgetting my happy memories there; the location is gone, but the memories do remain, but it feels like...  there's less proof of those memories now.  The building and business was destroyed, so part of me fears now that because there's no way I can point out a location to my future theoretical children, maybe even my grandchildren, to a location, (one that no longer exists), to say, "this is where Mommy and Daddy/Grandma and Granddad went on their first movie date," my memories are somehow negated.  It's a whole bunch of psychological craziness going on, but it is quite sad to see Mindframe Theater fade from reality into mere memory because it wasn't making enough money.  Seems like a vulgar reason, even if it is an inconvenient reality of the business world.  After all, it's never personal...  it's just business.

The highlight of my weekend came when John brought two photo albums to show me of his youth.  Let me explain it to you like so; every parent out there believes they have a beautiful baby.  Thing is, the Beckwiths really DID!  He was such a beautiful baby, an adorable toddler and the cutest little kid you could imagine, I was so overcome by it all that I almost cried.  There was something bordering on, if not completely, spiritual in seeing the past in photographs of the man I'm going to one day make my husband.  That trip through time to see him literally grow up was just...  too special for words --- sacred, even.  And then to find yourself sitting next to this child who grew up into the man you love more than anything on Earth is just...  it's surreal.  Surreal, I said, but not "hard to believe."  I guess I always knew, and long before I saw this photographic evidence of my convictions, that John was a beautiful baby.  Puppetcancer, I knew you had to be a beautiful baby, 'cause Baby, look at you NOW.

Seeing photos of my mate as a baby, and having knowledge of what I looked like when I was a wee Mandi Pope, I have to sigh sweetly and imagine, "what would our babies look like?"  First off, I guarantee, any baby with my blood in his veins will have red hair.  That's the Pope Guarantee; the only way you can be a Pope and not have some variant of red hair is to marry in.  Pope Blood comes with a 100% money back guarantee of fiery red tresses of some kind, and my fiery deeper hued auburn hair was no exception to the ironclad rule.  So, yes, any babies that came from the union of John Beckwith and Mandi Pope would have the unavoidable red from their Pope mother.  Aside from the mandatory auburn locks, I sincerely hope that's the end of the genetic interruption from their mother.  If you saw the children's father's baby pictures, you'd swiftly agree with me.  I want our kids to look like their father when he was one; I'm not implying that their mother was a hideous baby, but I am stating with conviction bordering on religious that she was not a fraction as adorable as JHB was and is.  There's a very romantic thought about a child who is half of you and half of me, who exists as living proof of our love for each other.

Anyhow, I'm in the office and need to get to work here.  Hope you all have a day as wonderful and perfect as you are.

God love you like I do,
Mandi Pope

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JessieRamoneGirl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Student General Artist
I'm so happy that there are people who still like the Leia X Han Solo ship :D All the hate for TLJ on line has turned a lot of people off of Star Wars. However when I see all of that I'm like the only thing that matters is how Carrie Fisher is remembered.
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KyloRensMom Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't seen TLJ yet, but I'm hoping to this weekend with my honey Puppetcancer.

And I'll always love Han and Leia --  those two are so darling it's disgusting.  :D  

Did you know I only JUST saw the original Star Wars this year?  At age thirty-four?  Embarrassing, I know, but I am up to speed, but the fact I didn't see this as a kid?  According to a mutual friend, someone failed me by not showing it to me earlier.  :)

Carrie Fisher has a special place in my heart; she was bipolar...   like me.  I'm pretty well managed on my medications I take, but Carrie stepped up and showed me, yeah, princesses can be bipolar AND still find ways to save themselves.  I loved how open she was about her disorder, how little she cared about what everyone thought about it.  She wasn't afraid, and if she was, she did it anyway and never let anyone know she was; that's exactly how I want to conduct myself.  She was a gorgeous woman, inside and out, and female role model to me who reminds me that even with bipolar disorder, I can still be a princess who is fully capable of saving herself, just like Princess Carrie.

Thanks for stopping by!  :)
Princess Mandi
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JessieRamoneGirl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Student General Artist
I hope you get to see it :D When I saw it I didn't think it was bad. 

I had forgotten how much I had always loved Han X Leia. I just needed that swift kick in the ass to remember them and love them all over again.

Carrie Fisher is just amazing :D She is the best role model that all of us girls could ever have. I'm so proud to say that when I was 10 years old I wanted to be just like her.
She taught girls everywhere how to be the perfect mix of tough, smart, ambitious, compassionate and loving. And also how to never compromise on yourself no matter how hard life turns out to be. I miss her so much and I know that my life would have been the same without her.  
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Nice name change.  I remember your very 1st one which was Mandibrandybuck.  This is going back to 2008 when I first came across your page :-)
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NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your new username.
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shnoogums5060 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Changed your username, Mandi?
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would you like to see one of Terence's brood?

Before Sunrise
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Isi-Daddy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bunny Emoji-88 (Hello) [V5] 

Huggle! Thank you so much for the +fav Thanks for everything!
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MasterOf4Elements Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017
Have you watched the webshow RWBY? The main character has a close relationship with her super cool, big-kid uncle. That made me think of you.
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RoboMommy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Sweetie, email me when you can :( I'll try to text you tomorrow. Mama's worried about you... *cuddles*
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